The Clockwork Game Design Podcast: Episode 12 – Verificationism and Goals

cgdplogo_mediumIn this episode, I really talk about three things:

  1. I wanted to address some comments I got about last episode and whether I really agreed with much of what Charles Pratt said, as I seemed to to some listeners
  2. The idea of “verificationism” which I was introduced to by Sam Harris’ latest podcast episode, and
  3. Goals – what makes a good goal, and what should we avoid in goal design?

Some stuff I referenced in the podcast:

Sam Harris’ latest podcast episode, which is absolutely recommended listening for my listeners

My book, which has a lot more detail on good goal design

Wikipedia article on verificationism

My 3 Minute Game Design episode, “How Games Work” which touches on goals (other episodes in the series do as well)

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